DHL Freight is strengthening its commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and pollutants. By 2050, DHL aims to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero. Important milestones on this journey have already been achieved: Compared to 2007, the Group’s CO2 efficiency has improved by 35%. By 2025, 50% of emissions are to be reduced.
DHL already claims to be setting decisive standards in road freight today. For example, with the premium service DHL Freight Eurapid, groupage shipments can reach their destination in a climate-neutral way – within 24 or 48 hours throughout Europe.
When it comes to creating transparency in terms of emissions, digital tools enable appropriate CO2 monitoring along the supply chain. With the support of certified GoGreen specialists from DHL, customers can evaluate various transport scenarios in terms of their CO2 emissions and optimise them according to their needs.
In addition, DHL Freight is focusing on alternative engine technologies in its vehicle fleet. The company already has 30 LNG trucks, that burn 15% less fuel than diesel vehicles, on Europe’s roads. The company is also testing electric trucks in heavy-duty transport and is promoting hydrogen technologies, as the proportion of alternative engine systems in the DHL fleet, those of with service partners, is aimed to continue to increase. Rail transport also remains important for sustainability and DHL Freight will focus much more on this sector. Combined transport solutions are worthwhile – especially on long-haul routes – not only economically but also ecologically. DHL Freight would like to offer its customers additional individualised solutions in the future.
In situations where emissions cannot be avoided at present, DHL Freight invests in recognised climate protection projects to ensure certified compensation. This contributes to the climate neutralisation of the entire supply chain.
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